Convaid | R82  will present pediatric wheelchairs offered by both brands including the Convaid Trekker and Convaid Rodeo alongside the R82 Stingray, R82 Cricket, R82 Crocodile and R82 Scallop at Abilities Expo Houston, to be held from August 4-6, 2017 where Western Region Sales Manager Charles Larose and Business Development Representative Sally Mallory will showcase products in Booth 335.

Joining the Convaid | R82 pediatric team are Kim and Mike Wienecke, representing the adult division comprised of Etac, Immedia and Molift.  The popular Molift Smart 150, that is rapidly gaining acceptance by Convaid | R82 users, for transfer of larger children and youths will be on display at the booth alongside other adult and cross-over products.

For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. In addition to Houston, Abilities Expo is held in several cities throughout the United States, bringing new technologies, new possibilities, solutions and opportunities to members of the special needs community.

“Convaid | R82 considers the nationwide Abilities Expos to be vital to keeping our customers informed on our latest products. They are always a great place to showcase new offerings, demonstrate how mixing and matching products from our many brands can enhance the lives of our customers and to share updates on our product lines,” said Nanneke Dinklo, Director, Marketing.

Convaid | R82 develop and manufacture premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

The Etac Group

For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting.

Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market.

The Etac Group has six product brands; Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.


A California US-based manufacturer of custom-made, compact-folding, lightweight, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. Convaid’s strengths are in design, manufacturing and marketing of pediatric products, which fulfil a clear niche in the mobility market.

Convaid has been a part of the Etac Group since 2015.


Through the years R82 has developed into a strong international brand within children’s rehabilitation. R82’s wide range of products with countless customizing options enables a child to participate in all daily activities.

R82 has been a part of the Etac Group since 2011.

R82 core values: Danish Design, Quality & Innovation


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Etac, Immedia, Molift website



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